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The maquis of Capocotta



1 hour

Marked itinerary




This walk is part ofthe area: La Via Severiana

The Decima Malafede Reserve is a very important nature reserve link between the Roman municipal parks at EUR and the parks outside the city, such as the Roman Coastal Reserve to the north and the large Presidential estate at Castel Porziano. For this reason, this visit provides the opportunity of seeing particularly luxuriant flora and fauna, even if it is relatively near the city: woods of ilex, cork and Turkey oak trees with holly, furze, hedgehogs and wild boar.

Take the Via Pontina by car from Rome and go to Pratica di Mare, passing the boundary wall of the Tenuta Presidenziale, the Presidential estate. Turn left at the crossroads with Via di Campo Ascolano (there is a restaurant on the corner) and go on along the boundary of the Decima-Malafede Reserve. After 1 kilometre, leave the car in a bank car park. Go through a gate to the left and pass an cultivated area bounded by a row of cork oaks with a nice view over the surrounding fields; almost at the end of the path take a lane to the left where there is a sign and go into the Turkey oak maquis. There are a number of paths to choose from, all very easy, through the oak trees, holly bushes, climbing shrubs and streams, and all leading back to the starting point.

Starting point: Pratica di Mare
Riserva Naturale di Decima-Malafede, 06/84497483

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